Who is right?

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  1. mwaddoups
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    I need a reality check here - I'm going to this "game night" at a friend of a friends house - the hostess I don't really know, but I know pretty much everyone else whose going. We're all 17/18, and its a overnight thing. My parents are demanding that I get a home phone number and address from this girl I hardly know - am I right in thinking this is something of a stupid and annoying request? I need some sort of unbiased view as I could well be on the wrong side.

    Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    Nah, I think it's reasonable that they want to know where you'll be spending the night.

    It's for your safety, and their peace of mind.
     
  3. Ace Gunman

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    Yeah it's relatively reasonable. I mean, it's not like they're asking for a background check. They just want to be able to contact you should there be a problem. It's for their peace of mind and your safety, that's all.
     
  4. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    I agree, while I never really had to tell my folks where I was going sine I was around 14 there ain't nothing wrong with concerned parents.
     
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    She could be a Cylon.


    (This interpretation is brought to you by a massive BSG marathon on Sci-Fi)
     
  6. Mewgia

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    I am right.


    inb4 I am left
     
  7. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    If your parents cared, they'd ask for the number and address. Like if you guys get trashed and drunk, they can send someone over to pick you up to avoid driving and then maybe killing yourselves. It all boils down to safety. /thumbs up.
     
  8. mb01

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    Well it all depends on what age you are really. If you are also in this 17/18 age bracket then i think your parents should chill and let you take care of yourself a bit, this is how you learn from life. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for parents looking out for their kids but there comes a time to have a bit more freedom.
    Also what's wrong with a mobile/cell phone if they want to contact you?
     
  9. abaddon41_80

    abaddon41_80 GBAtemp Regular

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    If you are at least 17 tell your parents to back-off and storm off in a cool fashion while slamming doors and kicking the family pet.
     
  10. Turmoil

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    Be greatful you have parents that care, many people don't. I'm sure they have done plenty for you so getting a phone number and address isn't asking too much IMO.

    Do they ask for this all the times you are out, or is it just related to this party?
    And yer no mobile phone? Maybe a good time to ask for one if you don't =D
     
  11. jalapeno

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    Is drinking involved?
     
  12. Mewgia

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    This is always the best choice.
     
  13. bobrules

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    Listen to your parents, you'll realize that when you grow up.
     
  14. Little

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    i'd say they should have the address but not the phone number. otherwise you'll get an embarrassing when are you coming home phone call. if you have a mobile phone they dont need her number.